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and we are ready this morning. . >> good morning, everybody. out the door if you are preparing to get to work today currently temperatures right now, it is so mild in the 50s and 60s, and yes, a scorcher today! 103 degrees. i'll show you where, that's coming up. >> wow. in the meantime we have a little fog across the golden gate bridge making it hard to see traffic this morning. we also have some roadwork as well near the golden gate bridge toll plaza so we'll tell you all about your morning drive to work. >> where did that come from? >> it's nice to know it's beautiful somewhere. president obama is vowing to work with allies to defeat isis. he promised the nation last night he will not commit u.s. troops to another ground war in iraq. but mark albert reports, the president says america will use other resources against the
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terrorists. >> reporter: in a 14-minute address, president obama laid out his four-part strategy to degrade and destroy isis pledging to be steady and relentless to preserve u.s. security. >> if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. >> reporter: to that end, the president said he would expand u.s. airstrikes even into syria, support local forces on the ground, increase humanitarian aid and work with allies to prevent attacks. >> i welcome congressional support for this effort in order to show the world that americans are united in confronting this danger. >> reporter: congress will now decide whether to approve the president's request for $500 million to train and equip syrian rebels. >> i think this should have been done more aggressively from the beginning. >> before we begin any kind of sustained air campaign in syria, we need to have a plan to work with. >> reporter: the full house and senate will get intelligence briefings today.
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the cia director told cbs news the u.s. would crush isis leaders. >> they have pillaged and raped and plundered and taken captive men, women and children. they are evil incarnate. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry remains in the middle east trying to deliver on the president's promise of a broad international coalition. mark albert for cbs news, washington. >> president obama also announced he is sending an additional 475 u.s. troops to iraq to support government forces with training, intelligence and equipment and that will bring the total numbers of american troops there to about 1600. so who is isis? it started as an al qaeda splinter group. they now control hundreds of square miles in both iraq and syria. they are known for mass executions and videotaped beheadings. the mountain lion that likely attacked a 6-year-old near cupertino has been killed. a team of dogs chased a 65- pound mountain lion into a tree
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about 130 yards from where the attack happened sunday. wildlife officials say the juvenile male was showing unusually aggressive behavior and it was shot. now they are checking dna to be sure it was the lion that attacked the boy. 4:33. the only thing you need to know today, 103 somewhere? >> gilroy! and probably brentwood, tracy, oakley, all the way back through mountain house, the far reaches of our inland areas. it's going to be a scorcher and it is a "spare the air" day. good morning, everybody. out the door, look how mild it is? yes, we have a shallow deck of patchy fog at the coast. 53 degrees in santa rosa and san rafael, 63 in the tri- valley. later today numbers from the 70s at the beaches, 80s across the central bay. age high in san francisco is 70. today 12 degrees above normal. low 90s in throughout santa clara and san jose.
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94 degrees in santa rosa. again that outside number 103 will be in gilroy. 100 degrees tomorrow. temperatures gradually slide down over the weekend but still well above the average for this time of the year. and it's a dry weather pattern that will continue through next wednesday. that's a brief early look at your weather. i think i should mention this accident was cleared about a half-hour ago but it was a fatal accident. for a while all lanes were blocked. so if you heard about it in los altos hills, all lanes are now open and we're not seeing any delay for the drive times. it was southbound 280 approaching page mill road but again, you can see everything looks good 280 and 101 also at the speed limit. here's some of that patchy fog that roberta mentioned, thick across the golden gate bridge so visibility is an issue coming out of sausalito into marin county. they are also doing overnight roadwork near the toll plaza. doesn't appear to be causing much of a delay. traffic is still very light out of marin county. san mateo bridge traffic also looking good heading out of
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hayward, 12 minutes to get out of hayward to the peninsula. no delays at the bay bridge in any cash lanes, no metering lights. eastshore freeway drive time, lanes blocked between buchanan and powell. san mateo police trying to figure out why a driver lost control of his car then plowed into a group of pedestrians. it happened yesterday morning on west hillsdale boulevard in san mateo. len ramirez spoke with the man who saw it all happen. >> reporter: school officials say it was a class of special needs children from nearby hillsdale high school who are out in the community on a walking field trip. they were crossing the street with their student teacher at the t intersection behind me. a witness told me the teacher had her back to the oncoming car and they were hit. the black car stopped, windshield cracked and broken.
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a witness trimming a tree nearby says the car veered off the road and on the sidewalk without slowing or skidding. it struck the teacher and three students and knocked down a stop sign. >> i guess this guy was talking on the phone or looking for something that he didn't see. he lost control. the car just came straight. i was here. i was about to scream, like, be care conflict, but i was too late. >> reporter: police say the 20- year-old student teacher and the students were seriously hurt and rushed to the hospital. the 51-year-old driver was also hospitalized. in san mateo, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> that injured teacher and all the students are said to be doing fine this morning. all are expected to recover. san francisco-based "rideshare" company is hit with a suit in federal court. uber is accused of mistreating blind passengers. the national federation of the blind claims the ridesharing service refused to pick up dozens of blind customers with service dogs. uber issued a statement saying its policy is to quit using drivers who refuse to carry
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service animals. a landmark new state law giving almost all workers in the state paid sick leave. the governor just signed it into law. that new law will require employers to give all full and part-time workers at least three paid sick days a year. it takes effect next july. it will affect more than 6.5 million workers. >> this is the least we can do. we have to fight against the growing inequality, the miseration of millions of families in our country and in our state. >> the sick time will be calculated based on the number of hours worked. workers will be able to use the time off to care for sick family members, as well. connecticut is the only other state with a similar law but san francisco has had one since 2006. a stunner in the oakland mayor's race. kpix 5's christin ayers has the results of the first new poll in months. >> reporter: even rebecca kaplan's campaign manager surprised to see the lopsided
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numbers. kaplan came in first with 61% of votes. jean quan a distant second with 39% of the vote. 7 out of 10 voters said quan should be replaced. less than two months out it looks like a blowout. >> but it's really a deceptive blowout. >> reporter: gregory mcconnell is president of the nonprofit jobs and housing coalition which does not endorse a candidate. he broke the numbers down for us. they showed that kaplan beat quan by single digits in all but the final rounds of rank choice voting but as the field narrowed, voters rallied behind her, not quantity. >> she had the most number of number one votes. but also of number two and three, as well. and so you see a strong lead both among the first place votes but also in final rank choice tally. >> reporter: that kaplan's manager says is all part of her strategy. >> we're going to be asking for first choice votes and for second and third place as well. >> reporter: oakland resident nancy mcclure worried it could throw voters off.
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>> what many voters don't realize is that actually in some ways that can split their vote. and so i'm not sure that they are aware that that actually might promote their second choice higher than their first choice. >> reporter: leaving the race mcconnell says wide open. >> i have heard that some in kaplan's office are doing the victory celebration. that would be a huge mistake. >> we're encouraged but not resting. we are going to keep working hard. >> reporter: in oakland, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> we reached out to the mayor to see what she thinks of the new poll but she did not return our calls. national football league says former fbi director robert mueller will lead an investigation into how the nfl handled the whole ray rice situation. the league initially suspended the baltimore ravens star for two games after allegations he punched his fiancee at a new jersey casino back in february. but this week the league suspended him indefinitely after the website tmz posted an elevator surveillance video actually showing the punch. nfl commissioner roger goodell
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said the league had earlier requested that video but no one from the league saw it until this week. >> as the company that got the videotape can tell you it was gettable and he didn't get it. >> a law enforcement official told the "associated press" he sent the video to an nfl executive five months ago. meanwhile, the 49ers have suspended their play-by-play announcer ted robinson for two games because of comments he made about rice's wife. she was engaged to rice when she was on the receiving end of that punch. robinson said on knbr radio monday, quote, how does she marry him after that? how does she go in front of goodell? that's pathetic to me. in a statement, the 49ers called robinson's comments offensive and said the organization stands strongly against domestic violence and will not tolerate comments such as these. >> robinson also does some work for the pac-12 networks which suspended him for two weeks, as well. despite the controversy the show must go on for the nfl and tonight is the debut of the new
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thursday night football franchise on cbs. megan alexander looks at what will separate these broadcasts from other nfl games. >> oh, yeah, baby. >> reporter: actor don cheadle opens every thursday night game with fireworks. custom iced narration and music from jay-z an rhianna. >> football starts here. >> reporter: that's just the beginning. cbs sports and the nfl network are holding back nothing to make thursday night football a can't miss prime time event. >> we're ready and we are all over this game. we have 4k cameras, we have high-end graphics, we have every bell and whistle available to our production teams to use. >> reporter: more than anything else, cbs sports wants to bring the energy, the sounds, the atmosphere of thursday night football right into your living room. >> it's an electric atmosphere. cbs is going to bring it and put you in the realm that you're really there. >> reporter: deion sanders is
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part of the team that includes the network's top broadcast talent. jim nantz, phil simms and tracy wolfson. the broadcasters say everyone at cbs sports is approaching each game like it is the super bowl. >> there's nothing like being on site to feel the excitement associated with this. >> reporter: cbs has a lot riding on thursday night football. besides a hefty $275 million investment, the network has shifted some of its most popular prime time shows to make room for football. but the nfl has a long history of spectacular ratings success and cbs is counting on that. megan alexander for cbs news, baltimore. >> so here's how it will affect this evening's line-up on kpix 5. we'll have a special newscast at 4:00 with thursday night football, pittsburgh steelers at baltimore ravens starting at 4:30. the "5th quarter" will air right after the game, that's about 8:30. and that will be followed by
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family feud and bay area nightbeat. time now is 4:42. today the nation observes the 13th anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks. how the nation is honoring those killed that day. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. africa... where a judge says prosecutors have not proved beyond
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a reasonable doubt that osc pistorius is guilty of ted murder. breaking news out of south africa now where a judge says prosecutors have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that oscar pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder. he is waiting to hear the judge's verdict now on the murder trial. the double amputee olympic athlete is accused of killing his girlfriend. on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, americans will pause to honor those who lost their lives in new york, washington and pennsylvania. >> susan mcginnis reports from lower manhattan where a tribute in light is planned tonight.
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>> reporter: families who lost loved ones on september 11th will gather at the world trade center site to mark the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks. [ bell ] >> reporter: as is tradition, moments of silence will mark the exact moments when the planes struck the towers and family members will read the long list of victims' names. >> andrew. >> reporter: among those on the list, john cartier's brother james, whose motorcycle is now part of the september 11th memorial museum. >> how fresh are those events in your mind? >> well, 13 years later, it's just -- it seems like yesterday. with each passing day, it still hurts. >> reporter: the brothers were electricians at the world trade center. their sister michelle was also working there. john got to her, but james was killed. >> at the same time, michelle and i were running for our lives, my brother james was losing his. >> reporter: this is the first anniversary since the opening of the september 11th museum
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where the twin towers once stood. at the pentagon yesterday, leaders from the house and senate awarded congressional gold medals to honor all the victims of 9/11. one medal will go to the flight 93 memorial in pennsylvania. another to the 9/11 museum in new york. and a third to the pentagon memorial. ceremonies will be held today at all three places to remember those who died. susan mcginnis, cbs news, new york. >> this morning, members of the san francisco fire department will salute emergency responders and civilians who died in the 9/11 attacks. people are invited to any of the city's 43 fire stations for ceremonies that will begin at 6:45 a.m. in the south bay, the vta will honor the victims this morning. buses and light rail trains will be stopped at 5:46 for a moment of silence. 4:47 now. san francisco's fleet week is getting its popular airshow
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back. >> the blue april gent and the parade of ships will return to the bay area for a fleet week that runs october 6 through 13. last year's show was scaled because because of budget cuts. it draws thousands to the san francisco waterfront. >> have you ever done that? >> a couple of years ago. it's great. >> awesome. >> i wanted to hurl. but nevertheless, i would do it again. [ laughter ] >> oh, no. i was on the ground. >> i went up once. it's amazing. >> it is amazing. did you get a little sick? >> uhm -- >> you pulled a g6, i think we got up to 8. no, i didn't lose it but it was close. >> you lost it over ribs on monday. [ laughter ] >> i don't get it. [ laughter ] good morning. if you are heading out the door what a lovely way to start your day. heading out we have some stratus at the seashore, otherwise clear skies. right now that is the scene looking out toward the golden gate bridge where we do have a shallow deck of patchy fog and low clouds, otherwise it's going to wipe away really
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quickly today revealing ample sunshine everywhere from the beaches to our inland areas. scorching temperatures inland warm across the bay and coast, otherwise it is a "spare the air" day because of the temperatures and the pollution. all right. there you have it. the patchy fog will move out. high pressure is huge, it's a dome, it's strengthening, encompassing the entire state of california. we'll see some relief but not until after the weekend. gilroy and redding 103. otherwise gorgeous in month tray and carmel. 50s in mendocino. 73 half dome, very dry, humidity into the teens. pick city again today happens to be santa cruz. 84 degrees. let's pinpoint your neighborhood. 72 in pacifica. 10 degrees warmer than that in san francisco where the average high this time of the year is 70. we should be in the upper 70s
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low 80s in san jose. instead today, 91 degrees. 97 in livermore. 98 in pleasanton. triple digits in blackhawk. low 90s in napa through sonoma. the extended forecast there you have that outside number of 103 degrees. triple digits continue again on friday into the mid-90s over the weekend. there is a day baseball game today. can you say sunscreen? >> yes. and extra traffic, as well. so speaking of the roads, right now, everything is actually hot spot-free. it's all in weather with roberta this morning. so everything is overall pretty quiet. you can see some slight delays right now forming in the far left cash lanes. but, of course, the fastrak ones are still clear on the approaches, including the eastshore freeway where roadwork was scheduled at least according to caltrans until 5:00 buchanan to powell. live look at the san mateo bridge you can see both directions of 92. you're still cruising right along in and out of hayward. 880 we had do have some overnight roadwork jackson to
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embarcadero coming out of downtown oakland and then again in spots hitting san leandro exits. all that should be picked up in the next 10 minutes and our drive time is staying about 15 minutes in either direction between 238 and the macarthur maze. if you are coming through the altamont pass, we are just beginning to see those slowdowns beginning in tracy right around 11th and then continuing to at least north flynn and then it clears out as you can see here all green on the sensors between the livermore valley and the dublin interchange. also still pretty good in the south bay. northbound 101 morgan hill to san jose a quick trip 280 guadalupe parkway and highway 85 all still moving at the speed limit. roberta also just mentioned it is a "spare the air" day. so you're also encouraged to stay off the roads altogether and use mass transit. and, in fact, everything is looking pretty good off to a great start. no problems on ace and bart. they should have more than 25 trains all moving like clockwork at 4:51. that's the latest "kcbs traffic." frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right.
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thank you, elizabeth. time now is 4:51. home from the hospital after a harrowing earthquake experience in napa. we check in with a 13-year-old boy now on the road to recovery. >> and we want to invite all the pet lovers, send us your questions about their health and well-being. email or on our facebook page, just search kpix/cbs, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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my back, like, ah! >> reporter: 17 days after the napa earthquake and nicholas dillon is back home right beside the fireplace that nearly killed him. >> maybe not even two months ago we finished remodeling it, this whole thing. >> reporter: while the family wants to have their home fully inspected, nicholas is now seeing a physical therapist and starting his recovery. >> i have a broken pelvis, multiple places. i think i fractured it in four places, two on the left and two on the right. i went through a 10-hour surgery. the original estimate was five months before i could put any weight on my legs. but they brought that down to two months. >> reporter: despite that, he is quick to tell you -- >> i do feel lucky. i feel really lucky. >> reporter: from the morning of the quake until today, his story has made headlines. but this high school freshman is far more concerned about the rest of his community. >> personally, i don't think i'm that much of a big of a deal. like i don't know why people are making it such a big deal. just an accident.
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could have happened to anybody else. i think they should really worry about the community, napa itself. have you seen downtown? like that's horrible. like there's other people right now without a home, without water, without electricity, like you guys should be worrying about them, not me. i'm fine. i'll get better eventually. >> we're glad he is recovering. that was joe vazquez reporting. the school district wants nicholas to take two months off to focus on his recovery. but he says that's too long. he hopes to return to class in just a few weeks. it is 4:56 now. today the nation looks back on america's darkest days. this morning we remember the victims who lost their lives in the september 11th terror attacks coming up. >> and as his team prepares to take the prime time spotlight tonight, the ray rice controversy thickens as the nfl commissioner digs in his heels. how easy was it to get that tape? two sides of that story coming up.
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if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. >> in a prime time speech, president obama laid out a four part plan to defeat isis. the president promised not to commit u.s. troops to a ground war in iraq but says the u.s. will expand air strikes in support of local forces. >> acted like he was going to jump. >> wildlife officials have killed that mountain lion believed to have attacked a 6- year-old near cupertino. dna tests will confirm it was the right lion. >> 13 years later it seems like yesterday. >> today the nation observes the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. the ceremony in new york includes the reading of names of those killed at the world trade center, the pentagon and shanksville, pennsylvania. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning."
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good morning, everyone. it is thursday, september 11th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, ever i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on the nose. a little traffic and weather and we're going to hit a big 103 today somewhere, right? >> absolutely. we are going to top off at 103 degrees, frank. that will be in gilroy. good morning, everyone. out the door it's a very mild start but we have a shallow deck of clouds lining the coast. even some patchy fog at the golden gate bridge. later today, here's how the numbers will stack up. 70s beaches, 80s in san francisco. and across the bay to oakland, 80s, 90s around the peninsula today through the 80s to the mid- and high 90s inland. outside number will be 103 degrees. triple digits again on friday and over the weekend the heat wave gradually begins to subside. hey, elizabeth, it is a "spare the air" day. >> i know. so hopefully people will use mass transit. everything is on time by the way. now that it is 5:00 on the nose, it looks like all of the overnight roadwork or a lot


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